During the early nineties, Manu Muñoz (Almería, 1977) began, quite by accident, his relationship with the plastic arts through graffiti: three years devoted exclusively to making murals and interventions of all kinds in his hometown. In 1993 he was invited to take part in a group exhibition for charity which was to mark a turning point in his career. In the last half of the nineties, he devoted himself almost entirely to painting, leaving graffiti in the background to work and experiment with new supports and materials. It was during this period that he held his first exhibition in an art gallery in the Huertas district of Madrid. From that moment on, he participated in various group exhibitions in Spain and abroad, and his creative work became the artist’s main focus.
In 2000, his series “Humedad relativa” (Relative Humidity) opened the door to the Galería Blanca Soto, where he held several exhibitions. At the same time, he was awarded several prizes and mentions, placing his work on the national artistic map. After a brief lethargy during 2005 and 2006, he moved to London, a city that produced a strong change in the artist and his work. There, in the Chelsea neighbourhood, his exhibition “Psychotourism” reveals an unexpected turn towards figuration that remains in his work to this day. His work has been shown in several countries in Europe and abroad: Japan, the United States, Germany, Belgium and England.
After the London period he returned to Cabo de Gata, Almería, where he currently lives and works